Rosenthal: Top 85 free agents
This year's free-agent crop lacks star power, but provides immense depth. Gregg Rosenthal ranks available players. More ...
The good news is most teams will have more wiggle room than expected. The NFL announced to all 32 teams that the salary cap will jump from $120.6 million last year to $123 million in 2013, sources tell NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. There also is a per team minimum salary benefit of $900,000, setting total player compensation at $123.9M per team.
The extra $2.4 million isn't going to make the difference in landing a high-profile free agent, but it will help teams in assigning restricted free-agent tenders and locking up draft picks later this offseason.